Pensions and Retirement

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The TUC believes that everyone should be able to retire in dignity with a decent pension. We campaign for better pensions for today's pensioners and work to ensure that people still at work can look forward to decent pensions. Here is where you can find our detailed briefings and reports on pensions policy. To find out more information about your pension rights, go to Know Your Rights.

This subjects also provides information for [Member Trustee Network] and how to [join].

The TUC provides its own stakeholder pension scheme, providing working people and their families with a first class way to save for retirement. To find out more go to [TUC Stakeholder Pension Scheme].


Commenting on new figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show a record high membership in occupational pensions since the data was first published in 2008, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Automatic enrolment has made a good start by bringing millions more people into workplace...
22 September 2016
TUC's analysis of issues being considered by the Independent Review of State Pension age
05 September 2016
The latest newsletter looks at the Pension v ISA event with Baroness Jeannie Drake and Michael Johnson and the new TUC report Unfinished Business: Building a fresh consensus on workplace pensions launched at the event. It also includes articles on the British Steel Pension Scheme and the Work and Pensions...
05 July 2016
A TUC report published today (Monday) has found that as many as three million part-time women workers are excluded from workplace pensions. The report Unfinished Business: Building a fresh consensus on workplace pensions, finds from analysis of official data that 4.6 million UK workers earn less than £10,000, which is...
28 June 2016
Commenting on a report on automatic enrolment pensions published today (Sunday) by the Work and Pensions Committee, which includes proposals to extend access and to increase mandatory contributions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This report is a timely reminder that more action is needed to boost contributions and bring...
15 May 2016
New life expectancy figures reveal danger of hiking up the state pension age, says TUC Commenting on today’s (Thursday) ONS statistics on healthy life expectancy, which reveals stark differences across the UK, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Given the vast differences in healthy life expectancy between rich and poor,...
10 March 2016
The TUC has welcomed new figures today from the Office for National Statistics which show growing numbers of workers with pensions schemes as a result of automatic enrolment. The data show that workplace pension scheme membership has increased from 59% in 2014 to 64% in 2015. Membership increased most for...
03 March 2016
This TUC-sponsored report The Under-pensioned 2016 carried out by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI), shows that women have, on average, £7,500 in savings in defined contribution schemes, compared to £14,500 for men. And women typically have £32,000 in pension savings in defined benefit schemes, whereas men have £62,900.​ In 2003...
01 March 2016
Women have barely half the pension savings of men, according to a new TUC-sponsored report published today (Tuesday).
01 March 2016
Commenting ahead of today’s (Thursday) parliamentary debate on the impact of equalisation of the state pension age on women, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “For too long the state pension age has been an easy target for Chancellors of the Exchequer wanting to make stealth cuts. “Today’s important debate...
07 January 2016

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